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,000 people. that is nearly twice as many people who attended the second inaugurals of presidents clinton and bush. before the oath and the party, today the president did a little work. >> this inauguration is a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. >> reporter: a national day of service, brought the first family to a d.c. elementary school for a bit of painting. while around the nation's capital, the final touches were going on the parade route and the visitors were already starting to gather on the people's lawn. i covered a couple of these, david. they can be very, very chilly. here's the good news, the forecast calls for maybe 40 degrees when the president takes the oath on monday. >> david kerley, see you at the capital. >>> abc news has complete coverage of the inauguration tomorrow. just before noon. join us for a special report. then tomorrow night, a special edition of "world news." and monday morning, coverage of the public festivities begin on "good morning america" and continues with live coverage throughout the day with diane, george and the
, chelsea clinton heading that effort. there's a concert for kids tomorrow evening and kicks off the festivities, a weekend steeped in tradition, pomp and circumstance and one of the interesting things on inauguration day, president obama will take his oath of office on martin luther king's bible. of course, as you mentioned, also the martin luther king holiday and the president taking the oath of office on the other side of the mall where he delivered the "i have a dream" speech and symbolism certainly in that moment. so d.c. getting prepared. i can tell you just because we're not expecting as many people, the hotels here pulling out the stops. i went to one hotel, the jw marriott, they have the executive suites going for $40,000. >> whoa. >> reporter: so just because we're not expecting 1.8 million people doesn't mean it's not a huge celebration here in the city of d.c. toure? >> i hear you're going to all the balls. well played. thank you for that report. >> reporter: thank you. >>> i want to bring in nbc news presidential historian michael beshla. how are you? >> good. thank
this crisis first started, and yesterday secretary of state clinton was pretty forceful in her remarks about the situation. she calmed it a terrorist act. i'll read a little what she said. let's not forget this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorist, the ones that assaulted this facility. have taken hostage algerians and others from around the world nap is her position. the state department also reiterating america's hard line it will not negotiate with terrorists. so you mentioned that there are still some americans who are being held there. the state department making it very clear there won't be any negotiations moving forward with them. the secretary of state also spoke with the prime minister of algeria yesterday. she has had several conversations with him since this crisis first started. president obama spoke with prime minister david cameron, and he is being briefed regularly on the developments of this situation, alex. one problem, though, is getting information that is very difficult to get. information from that region. it's often quite murky. alex? >> especially u
was held for former president bill clinton. at today's service, the congregation reportedly saying happy birthday to the first lady, who turned 49 on thursday. metro is getting ready for the anticipated crowds tomorrow. it will have more officers on patrol. 150 officers across the country signed official papers. it will help metros transit police force with crowd management and security. getting around the district tomorrow will be challenging. a number of changes will go into effect. the memorial bridge will be the only bridge closed to vehicles. taking a cab will be a bit more expensive. the d.c. taxi commission authorized a $1 fee hike for each additional passenger that gets in tomorrow from 4:00 a.m. until midnight. we will have all the road closures and metro changes the will be in effect on our web site before you head out the door for the ceremony, the parade, or one of the balls, you will want to know how to dress. >> after the treat we had today with temperatures in the lower 60's, big changes are on the way. inauguration day forecast from the belfort furniture weather
as you know. one of the co-chairs of this volunteer summit of this day, chelsea clinton talked about how she was very proud of her family. of course, her father, bill clinton, her mother, hillary clinton and how they have served and that it was actually her father in his presidency that he was able to sign the bill for mlk day, making that national day of service. so a lot of people very excited to meet the folks who have come out here. kate, we've got one other special treat for you. star jones in a totally different role than what we've seen before. it is so nice to see you. you're looking fabulous. tell us about the red and what that symbolizeds. >> when i go red, i really do go red. i admit this. you know february is the beginning of the national heart month. and go red for women. i'm the face of go red for women. the national volunteer fors american heart association and in that capacity, i was speaking here at the national day of service. one encouraging heart health for the individual and sharing my story of heart disease and survivorship and then two, getting people back involved
inaugurals of presidents clinton and bush. before the oath and the party, today the president did a little work. >> this inauguration is a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. >> reporter: a national day of service, brought the first family to a d.c. elementary school for a bit of painting. while around the nation's capital, the final touches were going on the parade route and the visitors were already starting to gather on the people's lawn. i have covered a couple of these, david. they can be very, very chilly. here's the good news, the forecast calls for maybe 40 degrees when the president takes the oath on monday. >> we'll take 40. david kerley, see you at the capital. >>> want to bring in ginger zee. you said cold. much colder elsewhere. >> that's it. if it were tuesday, we would be trouble. that arctic air is pushing down. places like north dakota are feeling it. they have had blizzard conditions. it's just not that blowing snow. but it's the cold air settling in. look at how cold it is going to get. place like minneapolis that haven't seen a sub-ze
? >> here's the real problem with this. back in the '90s when the clinton administration had a so-called assault weapons ban, that also included a ban on high-capacity magazines and none of it did any good, had any impact. there are a couple of reasons for that. in terms of the magazines, these things, millions of them out there, they are very inexpensive and you get in this sort of bidding match. they say, well we shouldn't have a 30-round magazine or a 20-round, the president says let's have a ten. the governor of new york says, well, i can top that, we will have a 7-round magazine this is -- all sort of makes you feel good but, in fact, it doesn't do much. now, if you are out there and if you're crazy and if you've got a gun like this and if you're gonna shoot people with it, it takes a second or so to change the magazines. >> before i let you go, i have to ask you about an ad the nra put on a website yesterday. it mentions the president's daughters. it calls the president an elitist hypocrite because he is skeptical about posting armed guards in schools, yet his own girls do h
with this. back in the '90s, when the clinton administration had a so-called assault weapons ban, that also included a ban on high-capacity magazines, and that's -- none of the did any good, had any impact. there are a couple of reasons for that. in terms of the magazines, these things, there are millions of them out there. very inexpensive, and you get into this sort of bidding match. you shouldn't have a 30-round magazine, 20-round, the president says we have a 10. the governor says i can top that, we'll have a seven-round magazine. this is all sort of makes you feel good, but, in fact, it doesn't do much. now, if you are out there, and if you are crazy and you have a gun like this, and if you are going to shoot people with it, it takes a second to change the magazines. >> i have to ask you about n ad the nra put out that mentions the president's daughters and calls the president an elitist hypocrite. he is skeptical about putting armed guards in schools and yet his own daughters have armed protection at their school. the white house says this is a cowardly act. was that necessary in your
what bill clinton experienced but a lot of members of congress back there today and it is groundhog day, whatever you want to call it all over again. >> yes. >> because if the 112th was the most polarizing, what do we expect out of the 113th? >> we expect it more. so one of obama's goals, we'll see if he repeats it in the inaugural address, to change the tone of washington. he couldn't do it in term one. we go in to the new congress now with exactly -- with the dynamic that you have just described tamron. >> yeah. >> the dynamic -- i apologize for interrupting, but the reaction to this president. this week we saw a senator refer to him as king obama and allegations of tyranny and impeachment and beyond ideological differences. it taps in to what i think scares some people who are in the middle who may be moderate republicans or maybe not far to the left of the most progressive. somewhere in the middle and they become afraid and worried when they hear this kind of language coming from elected leader who is are supposed to look at immigration reform, gun laws and, of course, this economy.
. >>> secretary of state, hillary clinton is set to testify before a senate panel next wednesday. we had already heard she will testify before the foreign affairs committee that same day. secretary clinton will be asked about the deadly september attack on the us consulate in benghazi. the head of the fbi is in tripoli, libya this morning. director robert mueller is getting an update into the investigation of last year's killing of chris stevens from the bay area and three other americans in the city of benghazi. there's been little news of progress in that investigation so far. >>> berkeley police searching for a bank robber. he robbed mechanic's bank on solano avenue shortly after it opened for business. police say he got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. no within was hurt. >>> now we know more about the domestic violence incident that police say led to a fremont man killing his own father. the deadly confrontation happened last week on pardy court. they say the man attacked two of his sons with a bat. one of the sons then shot him. the son surrendered. he said he acted in self- defens
literal. former first daughter chelsea clinton encouraged people to do more than just celebrate on this inauguration weekend. some chose to create cards to cheer up kids in hospitals. >> everyone that helps the unfortunate families, so we made several card force them. >> reporter: others wrote letters to military veterans, some helped animals. this woman brought her sister, and had a message for the rest of us. >> they need to get up, get off their backside and get out and do something for someone else. >> a message these volunteers hope will echo long beyond this national day of service. brian moar, nbc news, washington. >>> we'll have extension coverage of the inauguration on air and online. go to for live streaming video and photo galleries. there will be live reports from washington, d.c. starting tomorrow morning. >>> the presidential inauguration will happen thousands of people thousands of miles away, but hundreds in the bay area are also participating in it through the national day of service. volunteers gave their time today to take part in a habitat for
clinton ushering in more than just a second term. the first to be carried on that thing called the internet. >> i, william jefferson clinton. >> reporter: and president obama with the first lady by his side again after already making history four years ago in front of nearly 2 million spectators. david muir, abc news, washington. >> he'll be the first democrat in more than 75 years to get a majority of the popular vote twice. only five other presidents have done that in all u.s. history. i love the trivia behind inauguration. it's interesting to go back in the file that day. fascinating day for the obamas and for the country. so keep it here on abc news throughout this very big day. we'll be back. ev...direction for my life..... ...through my accomplishments... ...and now, with help... ...and support from my family and others, i own... i own my recovery... ...from addiction and depression. jojoin the voices for recovery. it's worth it. for information on mental and substance use disorder including prevention and treatmenreferral, call 1-800-662-hel brought to you by the u.s. de
have been getting conflicting reports about how many survived. secretary of state hillary clinton says that she has been keeping in touch with the algerian prime minister since the crisis first started yesterday. our counter terrorism experts have been in close contact with their algerian counterparts throughout the last days. and we have also in close consultation with partners around the world sharing information. >> the military operation is over and four hostage are dead. two from the u.k., two from the philippines. but the militants claim dozens of hostage are dead. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon tonight. jennifer, let's start first with the americans. what do we know? >> well, bill, the standoff we know is over. and the first bp chartered flight out of algeria is expected to land within an hour in london. there has been confusion over the numbers. we understand that there were not more than three americans held during the hostage crisis fox news has learned two american survivors are on their way to london right now. several flights out of algeria for employees. some narro
our way up to the top. bill clinton out in california saying, you think i am in good health? you ought to see hillary. >>nu number 5. >> she has always been very health, very low pressure very low standing heart beat. i tell her she has time to have three more husbands after me. >> you go, girl. line them up. but not until i am gone. president obama at the news conference we had with him this week, he was asked about the fact that he has a reputation for being such a stuffed shirt, and he says, what? me? >> number 4. >> most people who know me know i am a pretty friendly guy. and i like a good party. >> i like a good party. in fact, he went out last night with michelle obama, his wife for her 49th birthday, had a good party at cafe milano. jon stewart has some things to say about lance armstrong and all of the faith that some of us put into lance armstrong, even wearing that dumb bracelet. >> number 3: >> i believed nu-lance armstrong armstrong. i space -- i shelled out a dollar for a rubber let. i did it for you. when i think of the fact that i
once -- the court struck down clinton for trying this, and i'm afraid president obama may have this king complex. >> what do you make of what he's saying? 23 executive actions, some you think would be targets for being struck down by a court? >>> there's the completely anti government wing that will make that argument. i guess they made it against president bush 41 when he banned the importation of certain kind of assault weapons and made it against executive order signed by president clinton. presidents have the power to do executive orders. that's a power deferred to the president by congress and the constitution. there are those -- as rand paul says, he wants to nullify. that's code word. >> for what? >> nullification, look when it's been used. it's kind of a state's rights argument that gets used in times of great controversy. but the president is acting by executive power, legally conf conferred on him these executive orders are basically common-sense things, basically geared around sharing information, sharing information to reduce gun violence. >> null if i is a code wor
for there to be a change in the behavior. >> reporter: ahh, consequences. yes bill clinton was impeached but got a standing "o" at the golden globes. it's no surprise mark sanford is back in the news. >> i've been unfaithful to my wife. >> reporter: despite his teary confession he's now running for congress. martha stewart went to jail for insider trading but she and her inmate crocheted poncho bounced back with a tv show and a successful line of products for macy's. >> go, martha. >> reporter: cheaters never prosper, watch >> did i ever consider cheating? honestly, yes. >> yes, i would, i would most definitely consider cheating. >> yes. >> reporter: these kids inadvertently promoted a hollywood movie about cheating on your s.a.t.s. the star, scarlet johansson. >> you want to steal the answers to the test. >> reporter: fantasy? no. i can't count how many stories i've done on cheating. many students would rather cheat than fail. this young woman who asked us not to use her name or university was a cheater. >> a lot of students they feel very stressed and pressured and they kind of get cor
after me. i william jefferson clinton do solemnly square. >> i george walker bush do solemnly swear. >> i will faithfully execute the office. >> i will faithfully execute the office. >> faithfully execute the office of the president of the united states. >> faithly execute the office of president of the united states. >> will to the best of my ability. >> eisenhower began his second term as leader, not only of america, but all free people. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> constitution of the united states. >> vice president linden b. johnson had the grief stricken widow with him takes the oath aboard the jet, which brings him together with the body of the late president back to washington. >> the flag flies at after staff. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> feel the patriotism. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ ma
armor piercing bullets except you guys in battle? president clinton's chief of staff in the u.s. ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, that ban expired in 2004. some good housing news for you, former u.s. homes, fewer u.s. homes foreclosed in 2012 according to realistic track. that was down from 804,000 in 2011. 17% reduction year-to-year. lance armstrong already lost all of his tour de france titles while now the international olympics committee is stripping the cyclist of his two bronze medal because of his admission to doping. that is the headlines of your fox news minute. back to melissa and lori. melissa: thank you. less than a month to go until the debt limit, the house republicans are devising their game plan for the fiscal fight. ahead, rich edson is live from the g.o.p. retreat in williamsburg, virginia, with the latest. >> they just wrapped their latest discussion on the next 90 days and all the deadlines and consequences of them coming up. there is the debt ceiling to have to deal with, there is government spending that expires in march and those automatic spending cuts, se
turn and below bill clinton, and 51%. and he said i'm going to close gitmo, that did not work out his way and almost everybody said it would be impossible to close because we've got a problem, we have nowhere to put those people. >> he said he'd close it in the first year. >> the first thing he signed. >> absolutely. the left plank after he didn't do it the first year, he'll do it the second year and the third year and the fourth year. >> harder when he's a candidate to an achieve. the economy, they said if they passed the massive unemployment, it'd keep under 8%, it was spiked up to 10% and down to 7.8 and they say it's a fail. and killed osama bin laden, and passed health care, what kind of program we'll be we're only getting it now, it passed two years ago. >> alisyn: and iraq, promised to end iraq and making steps towards that as well. >> iraq and afghanistan. >> although unemployment continues to be a problem. i read this morning one more person unemployed, manti te'o's imagery girlfriend has lost her job. >> her imagery job. >> she didn't show up. >> we found out she was alive b
clinton has been in regular contact with the algerian prime minister about the situation. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the state department. >>> more complicated than any trick play. the football star at the center of a massive hoax. what teammates suggest manti te'o knew about his mystery girlfriend. >> san francisco fans hoping for another championship team. how the 9ers are preparing to face the falcons this sunday. well, well well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. but we are learning more about the online girlfriend who never existed. a former ttold espn that players didn't think the relationship was all that >>> there is no sign of manti te'o. ' former teamma
it would have have been in the absence of such a vaulting speech. >> you worked for clinton in the white house. his second inaugural, anything jump out at you? >> president clinton very much wanted to be a healer. in fact, he had his hand on the bible opened to the passage of the prophet and finished that inaugral address and within a couple of years the republicans impeached him. his highest goal was to try to unify the country and that didn't work. that's just the times we live in. the president has to accept that and to manipulate that to the goals that he needs because he's not going to be able to change it. >> i hope the chief justice brings a note ward with the words this time around. you remember four years ago. >> he looked more nervous than president obama. >> he was nervous. that was an awkward moment, as we say. let's talk for a brief moment on joe biden. he's playing an increasingly more visible role. what does that say to you long term? >> it's very hard for me to imagine joe biden as a 2016 candidate. i find it hard to imagine. the country will be ready for something new. >
office. used to be hillary clinton's office, karl rove's office. and women have complained over the years about working in this west wing. but valerie jarrett said, i don't play golf. i don't particularly like to play cards. but nobody's going to question whether i have a role around here. so she said she's encouraged women who have come to work for this president to speak up. she said a lot of the women who came in who didn't work in the campaign didn't really know what the president wanted. and she said he likes people who argue, likes people who are going to help him make a better decision. so she said she acts as a resource for women in this administration and that this administration is going to get more diverse as it goes along. she also said that both the president and she will be traveling more around the country this year as they ramp up their engagement with business leaders, other supporters around the country. the president, since the election, has talked to 50 ceos and other business leaders. they've had 300 small business leaders come into the white house. this is all part o
on the line. on wednesday secretary of state hillary clinton goes to capitol hill to testify on the attack in benghazi libya that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. on thursday, the senate foreign relations committee considers the nomination of senator john kerry to succeed secretary clinton. friday is the day secretary of the treasury timothy geithner steps down. and on saturday, the phantom of the opera mark its 25th anniversary on broadway with a gala performance. tomorrow's ceremonial presidential inauguration falls on a most auspicious day in the view of our contributor taf it smiley. >> reporter: barack hussein obama will be sworn in as president at the inauguration ceremony tomorrow for a second term on the holiday honoring the person i have long regarded as the greatest american this nation has ever produced. obama will be in the foreground but martin luther king jr. is the back drop >> i have a dream that one day on the red hills of georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brothe
secretary of state clinton will testify before the senate foreign relations committee, and the house foreign affairs committee on the benghazi terror attack on september 11. the very next day the confirmation hearing will begin for her possible replacement, senator john kerry. brian? >>brian: one of the most patriotic organizations in our nation making it their business to find jobs for our veterans every day who are wounded in battle. now they are calling on the government to do the same thing. lieutenant general, what is the government not doing that you are? >> i think right now one of the major problems is that the government and the public sector and private sectors are not reintegrating our disabled veterans back into local communities. they have a large role to play, both the veterans affairs, as well as the department of labor. i was in d.c. here the last couple of days. we've been working with them to help fill that gap. >>brian: in what way? it's hard enough getting jobs right now in this economy. veterans' unemployment is a little bit higher than the national rate. then you have p
put in place before by president clinton and by president bush 41 that did not get reaction like this? >> thomas, i these you're seeing a lot of rhetoric coming from very conservative parts of the republican party. this is not something you hear from congressional leaders like speaker boehner or senate leader mitch mcconnell. this is something that's coming very much from the right. but it does underscore the problem that president obama is going to have and that is that no matter what kind of ground swell he puts forward from the grass roots, it's going to be very difficult to convince house that's controlled by republicans that they need to move on this. what he would need to do is he needs to move those moderate republicans and we saw this happening with the sandy aid where he didn't put the sandy relief bill on the floor, moderate republicans like peter king from new york, other atlanta -- the speaker brought that up very quickly without the support of the entire caucus. he broke what we call here in washington the hastert rule, we need a majority of the majority to bring somethin
in 1972 and seen carter and reagan and president clinton sworn in and was recruited for a second carter ball in 1977 for an overflow crowd. >> they said we need to put together quickly another ball so they used under construction train station and they said what do you want, we don't have money and i said can you fly my mom in and they said yes, so i sat her next to mayor mascone and he danced with her. that was the highlight. >> he has momentoes of the moments and is leaving tomorrow for the inauguration with his son and will catch every moment from the swearing in to the parade to the evening parties and balls. abc7 coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special "good morning america" and we will stream coverage live from washington, dc at starting at 6:30 in the morning. >> i hope the weekend if you compare east coast and west coast weather we will have the warmer temperatures. >> they had the warm temperatures early this week. my mom was doing that thing, what is your temperature, and i heard they had snow flurries in atlanta so i had to ask her
. the number of people, nearly double who came to the second inaugural for president bush and president clinton. >> still, that remarkable drop-off from the last time. david kerley, thank you very much. stay warm. >>> and our special coverage of the inauguration starts tomorrow on "gma." and abc news live coverage of the ceremony on monday, starts at 7:00 eastern, with george stephanopoulos and josh elliott co-anchoring. >> busy monday morning. >>> we're going to switch gears now. we're three days away from the start of a smalltown case that's transfixed the nation. with the trial about to beginning, an alleged business partner is speaking out about a zumba instructor in maine accused of running a prostitution ring. john schriffen joins us from kennebunk in maine. >> reporter: mark strong, to start on tuesday. but before he steps inside the courtroom, facing charges of solicitation and invasion of privacy, he wants to set the record straight. for the first time we're hearing from the man accused of helping to run the zumba prostitution ring in this small town in maine. he bankrolled the studio
at the complex when the cud napping too -- kidnapping took place. hillary clinton i says anti-terrorism fors have been in close contact but the situation we mains fluid. >> the security of the americans held hostage is our highest priority ask we care about the other algerian and foreign hostages as well. and because of the fluidity and the fact there is a lot of planning going on, i cannot give you any further details at this time about the current situation on the ground. >> according to the bbc five american hostages survived the assault and have left algeria and one irish hostage was freed. many kidnappers and four hostagas were killed and efforts are underra way to free those being held. a spokesman for the extremists say 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers died in the assault today. you a surveillance drone is said to be giving real tim surveillance. robert greenwald is back from pakistan to determine if strikes are strickly targeted targeted on terrorists are making americans safer or creating a new generation ofant i-
killed. secretary of state hillary clinton called the situation fluid today. said the u.s. is hoping the situation will be resolved with a minimal loss of life. >>> the newly remodeled colorado movie theater, site of last summer's horrible shooting massacre, will open for the first time tonight. there wille a private remembrance ceremony in and a movie for victims' families. some relatives of those killed are boycotting, calling tonight's events insensitive. james holmes is accused of killing 12 people, wounding dozens of others back in july. >>> in virginia, police say a woman was shot to death by someone who knocked on her door early this morning. this is footage over the scene. police say she answered the door about 3:30. she argued with the visitor who reportedly fired several shots and then ran off. investigators don't think this was a random shooting. >>> after weeks of intense debate, the d.c. school system made major changes to a plan to close 20 city schools. five of those schools will now remain open. tom sherwood has our story. >> reporter: garrison elementary now has abou
clinton will testify about last september's terrorist attack of the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya taking place at the house foreign affairs committee room in 2172 of the rayburn office building. thursday, january 24th the senate foreign relations committee will hold a confirmation hearing for john kerry starting at 10 a.m. in the hart office building. friday, january 25th, the georgetown public policy is to host an inaugural conference on at risk children, youth and system reform that will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the georgetown university conference center here in washington and that it is your capital rundown for the week of january 21st, 2013. you'll find us on and on twitter #capitalrundown. i'm tom fitzgerald. we'll see you next week. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. ♪ god is a
and chelsea clinton, who are honorary chairs for this weekend's event. >> there are also eight citizen co-chairs that will represent president obama's accomplishments during his first term in office. erica gonzalez has the story. >> reporter: discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" law, david prepares for history. >> just received a phone call last week asking if i would be willing to participate in the inauguration. >> reporter: the former air force sergeant and seven others will be citizen co-chairs in the president's inauguration, each represent a task achieved by president obama in his first term and will walk the parade and attend the balls. >> even though he's the person elected by the people, it's still the people that make the changes. >> reporter: the famous picture of the first lady dawning her new bangs, look closely. there's hall. >> she was fantastic. it seems to be her hair was the hit of the day. >> reporter: erica gonzalez, news 4. >> the eight citizen co-chairs will also take part in today's national day of service. they'll represent the health care reform law, the a
. here is secretary of state hillary clinton. >> because of the fluidity and the fact that there is a lot of planning going on, i can not give you any further details at this time about the current situation on the ground but i can say that more broadly, what we are seeing in mali, in algeria, reflects the broader strategic challenge, first and foremost, for the countries in north after from and for the united states and the broader international community. bill: watch this story too. the hostage matter being described as fluid and dangerous and our chief washington correspondent james rosen leads our coverage this morning. what is the latest now, james? >> reporter: bill and martha, good morning a lot breaking on this story. just in the past few minutes the algerian terrorists behind this plot are reportedly demanding according to a maur taken yaw news report. a looking to trade americans for two figures behind bars. not clear where they are behind bars. algerian news agency says 650 hostages have been freed including 573 algerians. unclear too how these terrorists would have goten ahold
and tops president clinton arguably the best before in campaign history. and they have the e-mails and social media things they do, they-- a lot of that is about information gathering, they're able to get the names of people and access them directly, essentially going around you and me and the press to tell these people exactly what they want them to hear and we saw in the tax debates and a couple of the debates offer the last couple of years, it president obama has repeatedly gone to people and said, and the white house to send out the e-mails to people, saying, hey, i need you to call your lawmakers, need you to call your senators and tell them how you feel. they're hearing from special interest groups, but not hearing from you. that's exactly the pitch he made the other day on guns and it's what the group is all about. >> megyn: it makes me wonder whether the people on president obama's e-mail list are the people who are likely to call their republican congressmen in the house and say, go with barack obama on gun control. i mean, there's -- a question how effective it will
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